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Old March 20th, 2016, 8:14 am
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Doubtful since there weren't any for the textbooks or The Tales of Beedle the Bard. It's merely a script, not a full-blown novel.
Looked into it, and I found this article here. It looks like the bookstores are looking into it. Unfortunately, where I live, there are no Books-a-Million stores, just Barnes and Noble... so hopefully Barnes and Noble will go for it. I did see a sign in their window last weekend. Odyssey Bookshop looks like they're definitely doing a midnight release.

Time will tell. If there's a midnight release, I'll be there. If it isn't available until 8 AM, I'll be there then.

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Looked into it, and I found this article here. It looks like the bookstores are looking into it. Unfortunately, where I live, there are no Books-a-Million stores, just Barnes and Noble... so hopefully Barnes and Noble will go for it. I did see a sign in their window last weekend. Odyssey Bookshop looks like they're definitely doing a midnight release.

Time will tell. If there's a midnight release, I'll be there. If it isn't available until 8 AM, I'll be there then.

http://www.hypable.com/harry-potter-...-party-events/
Thanks for the update. I won't be attending though as I'm planning on buying the final edition.


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Thanks for the update. I won't be attending though as I'm planning on buying the final edition.
I guess I'm out of the loop. I didn't know there would be a final edition v. what will initially be released. Or I'm just too lazy to read more carefully about it. Oh well, I'll wind up buying them both. I'm that pathetic.

Regardless, I am truly looking forward to it... only 132 days and 2 hours to go.


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I guess I'm out of the loop. I didn't know there would be a final edition v. what will initially be released. Or I'm just too lazy to read more carefully about it. Oh well, I'll wind up buying them both. I'm that pathetic.

Regardless, I am truly looking forward to it... only 132 days and 2 hours to go.
Yes, there will be two different editions! The one getting published on July 31st is the 'Special Rehearsal Edition', which will be the script as it will stand before previews start. During the preview shows some changes are deemed to happen, so later on (a date hasn't been announced) a Definitive version of the script will be published.

And yes, I'll for sure get both of them. And there's no question about release parties, they WILL happen. There's a reason why the release date is July 31st at 00:01 a.m. - I'll watch the play in London on the 27th of July, so i'll stay around for the release parties that same weekend!!! I'm so excited.


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Yes, there will be two different editions! The one getting published on July 31st is the 'Special Rehearsal Edition', which will be the script as it will stand before previews start. During the preview shows some changes are deemed to happen, so later on (a date hasn't been announced) a Definitive version of the script will be published.

And yes, I'll for sure get both of them. And there's no question about release parties, they WILL happen. There's a reason why the release date is July 31st at 00:01 a.m. - I'll watch the play in London on the 27th of July, so i'll stay around for the release parties that same weekend!!! I'm so excited.
I'm excited too. I'm a teacher, and I have a countdown on the white board by my desk (129 days!). I've managed to get about half of my students to start reading Harry Potter. Those who are, are excited. Those who aren't think I'm crazy.

I just noticed too that the book will be 320 pages long. That's pretty large - a lot longer than I would expect a play to be.


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I'm excited too. I'm a teacher, and I have a countdown on the white board by my desk (129 days!). I've managed to get about half of my students to start reading Harry Potter. Those who are, are excited. Those who aren't think I'm crazy.

I just noticed too that the book will be 320 pages long. That's pretty large - a lot longer than I would expect a play to be.
Good that you are getting the kids on board!!

In regards of the page count, we do have to keep in mind that this is a play in two parts, so double the page count of any normal play. I also think this may not be the final count? Maybe that's the length of the script the cast is working with, but once it is fitted into book format it may change? Who knows how advanced in the editorial process they are.


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o man...between Fantastic Beasts and Cursed Child, this place is going to explode this summer.

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o man...between Fantastic Beasts and Cursed Child, this place is going to explode this summer.

*chuckles ominously*
Isn't it sad, though? That even with all this new stuff going on this place is practically dead? Wish it was as active as it used to be!


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Isn't it sad, though? That even with all this new stuff going on this place is practically dead? Wish it was as active as it used to be!
Yes... I remember the good old days when this place was alive and I could spend all day long on here. I even recognize the names of people I'm typing to here.

Proof that it was the anticipation that was the life of this fandom. Not knowing what was going to happen in the next Harry Potter book was what made the whole experience.

I am hoping with The Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts, this fandom will rise again.

Only 105 days left until The Cursed Child.


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I promised myself I would not even try to check if the forums were active, or if people were discussing this or not...yeah, I could not help myself.

Here is what I need to get out of my chest, already got it out on face but, muggles are clueless about these, so no one can give me hope.

1.I am scared this new installment will ruin my favorite story.With this darkess will come from unexpected places, I am afraid they will go Kylo Wren on us.

2.okay, maybe I am over reacting, but I would not be pleased if Albus goes dark wizard on us, I am entitled to my opinion right ? I would hate that.Unless, the story told us about his doubts, the pressure of being Harry's son and how his friends, Rose and Scorpious help him find the right path...I am being cheesy , right? I dont care.

3. I am hoping, since according to Jo, it should be regarded as canon, that is stays true to the message that love is the greatest and most powerful magic of all.

There, those thought have been consuming my soul for the past days, finally voiced them out.

Its good this place is still around, even if not so active

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Finally! There truly needed to be a forum for this play. Thanks for starting this.

First of all... to Ms. Rowling, No! Leave Harry alone. His story, and his family's story was done after book 7. That does not mean that I wanted to leave the Magical World, just leave Harry out of any stories other than the occasional nod. Stick to bits like what she did at Pottermore during the World Cup with Ginny Weasley and Rita Skeeter.
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Good, I am not the only one who feels this way.


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Re: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

For those that want the general plot to part 1 here it is

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sop22s

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I wonder if it will be possible for the Internet to "#KeepTheSecrets" for more than a month and a half until the script book is released. We'll see!


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For those that want the general plot to part 1 here it is

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sop22s

Warning though as it contains a lot of spoilers.
If that's true, it's pretty disappointing.


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If that's true, it's pretty disappointing.
Definitely. I have no words for this at all.


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If all that is true, it cannot be considered canon, at least to me....its just too...can't find the right word.
Will have to wait to read it, to make a valid statement, but my expectations have been lowered , I hoped for something worth of the title"the eighth story "


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If all that is true, it cannot be considered cannon, at least to me....its just too...can't find the right word.
Will have to wait to read it, to make a valid statement, but my expectations have been lowered , I hoped for something worth of the title"the eighth story "
Same here. If I do read it one day, I'd consider it in the same vein as I consider The X-Files S10 in part. I'll basically ignore it.


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http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sop22s

Warning though as it contains a lot of spoilers.
Somebody explain to me what I just read here...


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Re: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

If anyone wants in-depth spoilers for the second part of the play, you can read them on this tumblr:

http://victorkrvm.tumblr.com/post/14...child-part-two

I thought part 2 was even worse (except one part near the end that I liked). I'm personally not going to consider any of this as canon. This doesn't feel at all like Harry Potter.


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Part two didn't seem any better than the second. I guess since Jo didn't write it all entirely herself, I can understand why it turned out this way. If all this is accurate, of course. I knew there wasn't anything to get all excited about.


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Somebody explain to me what I just read here...
An incomprehensible mess that contradicts book canon.
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Seriously, PoA established the rules for time travel. This takes those rules and smashes them with a daedric warhammer.


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